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Scott C. Holstad's Biography

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Chattanooga
Aug 2008

Scott C. Holstad was born in Boston and has lived all over the North American continent. He holds degrees from the University of Tennessee, California State University Long Beach, and Queens University of Charlotte. He is the author of 15 published poetry collections, and has published essays on a myriad of subjects in journals around the world. He and his two cats, Henry and Toby, live in the Chattanooga, Tennessee area with his amazing wife (Gretchen) who pampers him daily. Currently, he is the poetry editor for Ray's Road Review.

(Some of my work has appeared in the following journals:  The Minnesota Review, Wisconsin Review, Hawaii Review, Pacific Review, Santa Clara Review, Palo Alto Review, Caffeine, Exquisite Corpse, Atom Mind, Long Shot, Poetry Ireland Review, Textual Studies in Canada, Pearl, Chiron Review, Lullwater Review, Awakenings Review, Asheville Poetry Review, Arkansas Review, and Southern Review.)

Influences

Charles Bukowski, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, Edward Field, Gerald Locklin, Bill Shields, Kenneth Patchen

Upcoming Works

On indefinite sabbatical. Concentrating on poetry editing responsibilities at Ray's Road Review.

Recommended Links

Publishers

Sterling House, Gothic Press, Chiron Review Press, Lummox Press